Karina Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website: www.karinaglaser.com; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

Presenting the Kidlit These Days Podcast!

Welcome Book Riot's new podcast, Kidlit These Days, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today! Have a listen.

Read Harder: A Children’s or Middle Grade Book That Has Won a Diversity Award Since 2009

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A great-big-not-small ultimate guide to giving picture books this year!

Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Middle Grade Books

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Read Harder: The First Book in a New-To-You YA or Middle Grade Series

Need suggestions for the first book in a new-to-you-YA or middle grade series for the Read Harder challenge? We've got you covered!

The Winners of the 2018 American Library Association Youth Media Awards

The winners of the 2018 American Library Association Youth Media Awards have been announced! Check out the complete list of all the award winners.

25 Children’s Books for African American History Month

Picture books, chapter books, and middle grade: 25 excellent children's books for African American History month!

Read Harder: Children’s Classics Published Before 1980

Working on the Read Harder Challenge? We've got a list of ten children's classics published before 1980 for you to check out!

100 Must Read Children’s Books Set in New York City

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and community of the Big Apple with your kids and these children's books set in New York City!

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